Get a Clearly Different Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign in Stillwater, MN
As much as you’d like a straighter smile, you just can’t imagine yourself spending long months wearing metal braces. Fortunately, our Stillwater, MN dentist offers a clearly different orthodontic treatment: Invisalign. There are no metal wires or brackets or rubber bands. Invisalign is not invisible, but it’s pretty close. You’ll wear a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into their correct alignment.Dr. Ned Windmiller on the Orthodontic Options including Invisalign Read Transcript
Orthodontics is another area of dentistry that's changed over the years. Traditionally, orthodontics is wires and bands. And it's very common for adults that had orthodontics as a child who didn't wear their retainers and their teeth relapse or become crooked again, but they don't want to wear wires and bands. And we do have a process now called Invisalign, where it's a series of trays, clear trays, that you can move the teeth. We know that people have straighter teeth. It's easier to clean. They have fewer gum problems. And less decay problems if teeth are straight and easier to maintain.
There are situations where conventional orthodontics are necessary. If you're correcting a severe bite problem, an open bite, or a deep bite. For minor crowding and relapse of orthodontic care, Invisalign is often a very good choice.
Compared to braces, Invisalign aligners:
- Take less time– The average Invisalign treatment time for adults is 12 months – months shorter than treatment with braces.
- Aren’t easy to see– Most people won’t even notice you are wearing them.
- Are more comfortable– Since they’re made of smooth BPA-free plastic, there’s no metal to rub against your cheeks and gums.
- Are removable– You can take your aligners out when you eat, which means you can enjoy meals without worrying about damaging braces or getting food stuck in them. Being able to take out your aligners also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean.
To talk to our dentists about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners, call Ned W. Windmiller Distinctive Dentistry at 651-413-9860.
Invisalign or Braces, Which Is Right for You?
While we don’t provide braces in our Stillwater, MN dentist office, we’ll refer you to an orthodontist if you need them. In determining whether you should get Invisalign or braces, the complexity of the orthodontics problem you are trying to solve is often the deciding factor. Braces can correct a wider range of more complicated issues. If your teeth are severely misaligned, braces may be a better choice. Our dentists will discuss this with you during your initial assessment.
You’ll Appreciate the Simple Invisalign Process
The key to the Invisalign process is the high-tech 3D software our dentists use to create your treatment plan. First, they’ll thoroughly examine you and take goop-free digital impressions of your teeth. They’ll use the information to design a series of aligners that will move your teeth into the desired position.
The aligners are produced in a special Invisalign lab. When they arrive, our dentists will check the fit of the first one and review your treatment plan with you. You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next one in the series. You’ll make periodic visits to our office so we can check your progress. Unlike braces, you won’t get uncomfortable adjustments.
Whitening with Invisalign Gives You Added Brightness
Invisalign aligners can also function as whitening trays. If you’re interested in whitening with Invisalign, ask our dentists. They can provide you with professional-strength whitening gel you can use with your aligners. When your treatment is complete, your teeth won’t just be beautifully straight, they’ll be bright too!
Want to learn more about Invisalign? Call (651) 413-9860. Or schedule an appointment with our convenient online form. We see patients five days a week in Stillwater, MN or by appointment only in Wayzata, MN.